The number five Notre Dame Fighting Irish are looking to upset the number two Florida State Seminoles this weekend when they travel to Tallahassee in a nationally televised college football game.
FSU is looking to regain the number one ranking with a win against the Irish, but Notre Dame is hoping to keep its undefeated season alive. The Seminoles have won their last two top-five matchups this season and are looking for a big win at home this weekend.
Senior offensive tackle Cameron Erving hopes his team can put together one complete game on Saturday.
“When we came out this season we were prepared sometimes and struggled sometimes. We have not been as consistent with the chemistry but we play well but now were just trying to put it all together. One whole game,” Erving said.
This weekend’s match up is one of the biggest of the season for the Noles. Junior linebacker Terrance Smith respects the Notre Dame offense and its quarterback, Everett Golson.
“When you have a dual-threat at quarterback like that it always makes the game harder because even if everyone is locked down in the back end he can still take the ball down and run with it. We just have to make sure that our defensive line keeps their rush contained and keeps them bottled in.”
Most people would believe that the drama surrounding quarterback Jameis Winston could be a distraction for the Seminoles in this game. However, wide receiver Rashad Green says his quarterback does not let outside distractions affect his performance.
“That guy is a competitive human. He works his tail off every day. I don’t think it has anything to do with what’s going on outside of that practice field and our facilities. He is just a hard working guy. That’s my brother and I love him, I see what he does everyday. I can honestly say it’s the work that you put in everyday that makes the results look like they do on Saturdays.”
Kickoff is set for 8:00 Saturday on ABC.
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